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    December 23, 2012
    12:30 - 1:00pm PST  

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>> greetings, san franciscans. here with a weekly thought. the last week of december and the holidays. before you celebrate with the folks in your life, take a minute and celebrate with me as i countdown the top three places to be. this tuesday, december 25th, join us live for the annual christmas party to celebrate and donate some of your time and serve dinner to thousands of needy families. volunteers are also encouraged monday night to help prepare dinner for the celebration. after your good deeds have fun at fort mason at the music and arts festival. this friday, december 29th, the pavilion plays host to the first winter festival.
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travis barker, t.j. shadow, including various artists from the bay area. like a good bargain? this saturday december 29th, wing side treasure island for the treasure island complete, monthly open air flea market with hundreds of veriedvers. collectors and makers and more will be on-site including outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts. and that's the weekly buzz. for more information about any of these events, visit us at sf grouch tv.org. >> in january everything changes. all of san francisco's parking meters will now be enforced 7 days a week. feeding the meter 7 days a week reduces parking demand in commercial corridors and for most faster turn over of the parking spaces. the muni system has improved
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for sunday. learn more about 7 day meters at sfmta.com. >> welcome to the beautiful historic tea gardens, the oldest in the united states. this provides visitors from around the world to enjoy the natural beauty, harmony and tranquility of the park in the heart of golden gate park. >> as you can see the garden
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has a wide variety of plants here, almost a hundred species from japan and china and bamboo and native plants. >> they're trimmed to a human scale so you relate to them on a human level. >> this is one of my favorite sections and you can see the goarnlrous maples by the bamboo back drop and especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves start changing colors. just around the corner from maple lane this little garden is called a zen garden, a dry landscape garden and constructed here in 1953. this was originally designed by zen monks for the ground. their main purpose was to create a trairchg
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tranquil setting for the monks. this is no ordinary bridge. it's made of redwood, oak and cedar. the high arch style makes it easy to pass under. the newly refurbished tea house is in the center of the gard scpen a great place to eat and chill as you take in the view of the garden. if you wish you can experience the rich cultural tradition that celebrates the preparation of green tea or matcha and your host dressed in the ceremony will demonstrate how to clean the utensils and receive and drink tea with ancient japanese customs. the art of the tea ceremony once available only to
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priests and nobility is completely accessible to you here in the house at the japanese tea garden. located just across from the tea garden is the awesome segue tours there are two ways to use a scooter to venture through golden gate park. tour or a rental in the company of a guard that can whiz you through the park tour and see the conservatory of flowers. >> so much fun. woo. >> segways on a echo way to see gold park. check it out and stop by after your tour of the tea garden. it's a great way to play in the park. this way you
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can chill in the japanese garden go to the tea house and then segway here at golden gate park.
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>>. >> good afternoon well dominate to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting tuesday december 12. please call row. supervisor advocate lows president chew, supervisor chu supervisor cohen, supervisor elsburnd present. supervisor fair and impartially present. supervisor kim-absenility. supervisor mar. mar present. supervisor a walky present. supervisor wiener present. >> ladies and gentlemen please join us in the pledge of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and
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justice for all. colleagues we have board meeting minutes from october 23, november twired and could i a motion to approve those minutes. motion by campus and seconded by advocate lows and those minutes are approved. and if you could read our two parliament special order. >> the first item of business between the board of supervisors this week representing district will he and 11 the mayor may address the board initially for five minutes and the board will recognize the supervisor with their questions and the entire discussion may be exceed five minutes per supervisor, mr. mayor welcome back to the champ for your final questions see if you have any opening comments. >> thank you president chew supervisors we made it to the end of the year and this is the
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last question time for 2012 and it's been a great year, a lot of accomplishments and i want to thank each and every one of you for each of the valuable leadership that you have provided along the way. we have established groundwork and we have passed pension reform, business reform. we have established the housing trust fund and protected our hatch hatch che and by tackling these long systemic issues we can show that we have mely improved lives in san francisco because there is much to do i'm looking forward to a productive 20 then 13 and this will be the year that we recommit ourselves to the basics like keeping our streets in working order and meeting on time and community safe. i know there will be new
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faces in this chamber next year and i look forward to maintaining the collaborative ambiance we have. and to parting i want to thank each of of you and i want to thank you for your dedication, commitment and hard work. with that, i'll take the two questions for today's session. thank you mr. mayor, i'll provide the first question for today. >> mr. mayor, your march appearance between before the board of supervisors i asked you about proposition i passed by slotters in november of 2000 seven to create a office of small business to comply with 14 city departments pop operation i stated within four most the office would issue a report that analyzed the existing laws and
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regular blagses that basket all small business and is make recommend dayses and consolidation. you committed that this report will be completed by june of this year and as of today no nothing has been done to consolid date this and mr. mayor, i look forward to continuing to work with your administration on a wide variety of efforts to assist or small businesses can you recommit to carrying out this mandate of prop i and when will this be forth coming. thank you for your question and the opportunity to provide and you the full board with an up date and i know how serious you are about ensuring the small business and is stream lining the action with the city. because businesses don't care whether it's a d ph, t rx or h s
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b, we are all one big hurdle to come and as part of my plan i made technology to cut through base businesses a top priority for me the work is well under way supervisor and it's important that it get done in a way that it's thorough and leads to improvement for at this's small business and is that will take time because we know that the plan is more important than and action and i want to give ouch indicate on real work being date of birth to help the small businesseses. this november we launched enterprise zone web appear and it requires businesses to hail in an licks and application fee and we replace that had with an online app where businesses can apply for these credits and pie the fee on time and so now business and is manufactures and other
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businesses can save time while saving money at the same time. a new tool called smart pdf is being utility liesed by a majority of departments to make it easier for businesses to fill out applications online. departments such as tax and treasure and entertainment commission are now accepting online payments but the biggest task the one that i know you are speak to go supervisor which would save an incredible amount of time for our businesses is the online business permanent portal to accomplish this i i have asked all the scene departments who permanent small business toss provide the permitting process this will facility permitting process and necessary inferring to stream line how small businesses engage with the city. the mapping and analysis of permitting date
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from the department has a target of completion date of the end of the fiscal year in addition, next quarter we will launch license one 23 s f this is a base online permitting tool to help businesses identify the permits they need to open this is a concept type form to a comprehensive online business portal we have a long way to go to make registering and permitting a business online painless as a widget but that is my goal and i'm looking for to work with you on this goal. >> thank you our next question is from supervisor avalos. thank you mr. mayor for being here i generally don't read these entirely but this time i'll. i recently asked the public question to ask can you and i received a number of
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requests from facebook and twitter and may e-- mayor green what does the mayor proposes props do to promote a diversified economy in san francisco so the city is not simply high paid, high finance or tech jobs and low wage servants and will the mayor crash the real estate market to make san francisco afford. again to elaborate on this the 2010 sentences showed low increase household and upper increase households finds one findings done by ted ebegans from the controllers office the economist wrote that the comiebts that create a job distribution are in the local serving sector of the economy which has largely declined in recent years and what is your plan to create wage
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jobs in industries to prevent the city's work class from being displaced for the newer upper increase jobs and the high-tech jobs financial and provision service cities? thank you supervisor and i'm glad to here and i join you in the effort of using social media to community with our constituent. >> let me start by saying that we have come off of the worst economic downturn when i took office last year the unemployment rate was 9.6%. that has now changed to eight% since 2011 and that is growing at a 6.6% pace, there are still more than 32,000 unemployed san franciscoians which i find unacceptable and we must do better i want to spill investor
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confidence and show businesses of all sites that we can start stay here. this year we are reformed from payroll tax and i heard that previous payroll tax hurt job growth and i agreed and propyl vision e was passed this last november and because of proposition e san francisco standards to ads more new private sector jobs and that is a huge success. i want to say supervisor that yes, the technology industry has been growing in san francisco and now includes over one thousand sen hundred companies that employed or 39,000 employees and this is something of which i am proud and i'm also proud that tech s f are training and connecting san francisco residents with diverse
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backgrounds to get those tech sector jobs, we will train and place over 2,000 san francisco residental in tech jobs over the next five years with our first tech s f graduating class this may. but that is not the whole story. recently economic studies have shown supervisor for every technology job created issue over four additional jobs outside of the tech field are sustained. and a full three quarters of the city's job growth has happened outside of the technology industry. the tourism industry alone, for example, supported 71,000 jobs in the year 2011 with a payroll of over 2 million-dollar and immense jobs creators between treasure island. the cp m c rebuild and a new warriors a arena
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over 4,000 permanent jobs and over 15,000 construction jobs will be created and sustained and we are rebuilding the city with san franciscoians thanks to your leadership on the local higher legislation not just for public projects but also private project like the proposed a marine eye 3030 and let's not forgot the manufacturing mere in san francisco through s of may we are offering programmings and technical assistance so that they can also be local job create ores i'm also crateful for san francisco voters who past thed housing trust fund to now allocate one $.2 billion in the next 30 years for low increase and moderate san franciscoians to house our workforce and keep families in san francisco so no, supervisor we will not crash the real
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estate market but invest in our 70 and people and ensure that san francisco stays as bloom berg called calls us, the best city in the in america. thanks for districts one seven and nine for their early holiday gift as well. >> thank you mayor wishing you a happy holiday as well. >> let's go to the rest of our genera mr. court please lead i genderree i. >> student: supermember requests a discussion of a matter -- colleagues would anyone like to sever any of these items? we will call vote on items two and three, conthe consensus, supervisor farrell. >> farrell aye, supermar. kim aye. >> supervisor a loggy eye.